Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 38,960
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $216.12 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S $2.5 MS obverse 1866 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the year was 38,900 pieces. Apparently these entered circulation and stayed, as finding a coin anything close to mint state is a challenge.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1866 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 435 450 575 700 1200 1350 1500 3000 7000 9150 17500 27000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 1750 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 209
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1866 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1429224621252626-621-------209
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Total--1429224621252726-621-------210
 --0%2%14%10%22%10%12%13%12%-3%1%0%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257562076410021494171619113013352341334475487664917751816785989046951299951049511014
546590668843116615681781227831833726424746085414691178898310874792019673101611066811565
00000017812278318337264247460854146911788983108747920196731016100
00000018462645335339294361474259527331802884548896935698341032800
1866 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7548479009901117142144522037212423193080433348886651765111486172742632540614420204346244940
78586593010321218243144522066218925733498451854766984892913415202913108841083425014395547187
000000445220662189257334984518547669848929134152029131088410834250100
0000004452209522542826391547036063731810208153452330835851415514298100
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 4452
Owner: 100caps
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 4452
Owner: StanJustice
 
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